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DEAR GOVERNMENT, WE ARE WATCHING YOU

HONG KONG
Wong Chi Keung

Wong Chi Keung is an amateur photographer from Hong Kong who started learning photography approximately ten years ago.

In this photograph, posters made by Umbrella Movement protestors are shown on a street in Hong Kong. It is widely believed that the government coordinated gas attacks on the peaceful protests for free and fair elections in Hong Kong. Since the start of the 2014 protests, Umbrella Movement activists have complained of harassment by political opponents alarmingly similar to the way mainland Chinese activists and their families have long been targeted.

The Allard Prize Photography Competition jury selected this photograph as it reflects the lengths individuals will go to express their desire for transparency and the fair treatment of citizens by their government.